Sometimes defendants charged with less serious crimes, such as misdemeanors, can post bond directly to the jail or court. For more serious crimes, a defendant will go before a judge during a first court appearance. This hearing, by law, takes place within the first 24 hours of an arrest. During this hearing, a judge will decide if there is enough evidence to support the recommended charges against a defendant. If there is sufficient evidence to support the charges, the judge will determine bond. When deciding how much to set bond, a judge will look at the defendant’s criminal history, employment status and current criminal charges. You don’t have to wait until this hearing to call a jail bond company. Call Rush Bail Bonds as soon as there is an arrest in your family! Rush Jail Bond Company agents have the experience and expertise to get your loved ones out of jail quickly. Call (256) 217-5152! Let our family help yours!